The Salwar kameez is the second most popular Indian dress after saree and is
gaining in popularity fast with the younger generation. The Indian salwar
kameez too has had many design changes. The new designers have come up with
great variations of the Salwar kameez. But then India is a country that
believes in the traditional clothes. Inspite of new designs on salwar
kameez, women community India still loves to wear traditional Indian Salwar
Traditional Indian Salwar Kameez has specific design.
- Salwar: Salwar or bottom part is a sort of loose Pajama like
trouser. In the traditional design, it is wide from top. It has 4 to 5
inches belt attached to rest part of the salwar which is pleated. Upper
part of the belt has tunnel for drawstring. Salwar has big room at thigh
and calf area. Salwar has almost double bottom size as the circumference
of the ankle so as to make proper space for the feet to put inside for
- Kameez: Traditional Kameez is normally long up to knee with
wide circumference (Gher) and with full sleeves. It is almost fully
covered from the back as back neck line depth like 2-3" and medium
low at the front like 6-7" inches as front neck line depth. It is
wide or broad at neck like 6-7" inches to put the head into the
Kameez. That is, kameez is normally found long upto knee, lengthy
sleeves, medium neck and low back depth.
Not only the cut of the salwar kameez, but also the design and
pattern makes a difference to the traditional salwar kameez. It is available
in all kinds of fabric, colours, patterns and design.
Traditional salwar kameez includes intricate mirrorwork, bead work,
zardozi, zari, dabka, kashmiri, kundan, chikankari, phulkari handwork in
silver and golden threads and also floral prints and beautiful motifs in
checks, rajasthani, batik, bandhej, jaipur and tie dye pattern which give
the ethnic look.